Gallery Presents Work with Texas Flair

The Gallery at UTA opens next week an exhibition of the work of two well-known Texas artists, Harry Geffert and Chuck Ramirez.

The exhibit will run Oct. 15–Nov. 17 with a reception at 6 p.m. Frdiay, Oct. 19. A gallery tall will be held during opening reception.

Geffert, one of Texas’s leading bronze sculptors is known for his wall-mounted bronze castings of Texas 
plant life that he presents as both unique objects and as abstract
 landscapes of juxtaposed elements. He will be showing current work as well as some classic earlier works from throughout his illustrious fifty-year career.

Ramirez, whose death in a bicycling accident in 2010 at the age of 48 shocked the Texas art community, created powerful photographic works that explored issues of personal identity and consumer culture. This exhibition will feature his signature large-scale digital prints that recontextualize mundane, often discarded objects as poignant portraits that reference human presence and use.

The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday and noon until 5 pm on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the Fine Art Building, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, texas. For more information contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or http://www.uta.edu/gallery.

The 2012-2013 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin Fine Art Services.

PICTURED: Above, Harry Geffert’s “Switchback” (2011) in cast bronze and powder coat. Below, Chuck Ramirez’s “Godiva 1” (2002), a pigment ink print. (Photos contributed.)

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